Happy 16 months!

Dear Yeladim, Happy 16 months! Holy crickies that means it’s 16 months that we’ve been blessed to be your fathers! This letter is a bit more special as your 16 month celebration just happens to also be our second Father’s Day, all with amazing thanks to Aunt Ashly for helping bring you both to us….

A Glimmer of Hope

Often I find myself writing about the negative and more challenging interactions that happen as an LGBTQ father and family. The challenges of solo shopping with twins, the challenges of being a dad in a world where dad’s aren’t yet accepted as primary care takers and then there’s the challenges of being an out and…

Happy 15 Months!

Dear Alexander and Phoebe, Today you’re 15 months old and that means we’ve been blessed to be your parents for 15 months! Holy crap on a cracker! Let’s cut right to the chase…this last month has been explosive for you both: You both look like toddlers You both wear shoes You both are walking Language…

Happy (Belated) 14 months!

Dear Phoebe & Alexander, Happy 14 months, yeladim! It seems surreal with each letter and passing month…how did we get so lucky to be your parents? We are grateful each and every day and love you both so very much! This last month has been explosive for you both, it’s so tough to even begin……

13 Months!!

Dear Yeladim Although we’re two days late in publishing this letter, it’s been 13 whole months since you’ve been born and 13 whole months that we’ve been blessed to be your Daddy and Abba. And it just seems to get better, crazier and more hectic with each passing day. Since your 12 month check-up much…

I Don’t Know How You Do It?

Becoming parents has been the journey of a lifetime. In fact the most adventurous and crazy we’ve ever experienced. Like most expecting parents we thought we were ready for the insanity that would be twins, but like most we were clearly deluded. While we navigated the bumpy, swerve-laden and cliff-edge walking craziness perhaps the one…

12 Month Check Up!

Dear Yeladim, Today you had your 12 month wellness visit with your pediatrician! It seriously couldn’t have been a better visit! Let’s get the basis over with: Phoebe – in just one year you have gone from 3lbs 13oz to 21lbs! You’ve more than quintupled your weight. You’ve grown 11.5” from 16.5” to 28”! Incredible!…

Happy One Year Birthday!!!

Dear Yeladim, Today is the 365th day we’re blessed to be your parents…it’s crazy to imagine and truly hard for us to believe, but you’re one whole year old! Up until today we measured your age in months (remember, 12 months makes one year) but this is a whole new milestone! So much has happened…

Unpacking the Last Year

I dedicate this piece to my husband, for without him I may not have survived this last year. We’ve struggled together and independently, but for me this piece was a tough and necessary one to write. I know others who have been through similar and feel alone. You are not. You are never alone. So to…